THE WAR ON WESTERN JOBS
A report by the Senate and Congressional Western Caucuses, led by Senator John Barrasso (WY) and Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-1) discusses the economic outlook in Western states.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the West reported the highest regional jobless rate in August, at 10.8 percent. The western region has maintained the highest regional unemployment for the past year. At the same time, six of the top twelve states with the largest declines in the employment to population ratio since the recession began in 2007 are western states. According to the Associated Press Economic Stress Index, 3 of the top 5 states showing the most stress in June were western states: Nevada, California, and Arizona.
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